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Friday 18th August 2017

Highlights today were at least one Great White Egret, and 3 Swifts passing through, while 2 Stonechats were around the east bank.

In the moth traps a Scarce Bordered Straw was the star:

Norfolk News from RARE BIRD ALERT
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Norfolk CASPIAN TERN ad (red-ringed) Hickling Broad NWT still 2.05pm at Rush Hill Scrape. Use Potter Heigham village hall car park +walk east to church, north along Church Ln to bend then east on track, north thru wood +east NR29 5LW
Norfolk 11.Spoonbills Titchwell RSPB still on freshmarsh at 10.20am PE31 8BB
Norfolk CASPIAN TERN ad (red-ringed) Hickling Broad NWT again 12.35pm at Rush Hill Scrape. Use Potter Heigham village hall car park +walk east to church, north along Church Ln to bend then east on track, north thru wood +east NR29 5LW
Norfolk Osprey flew south over Newton Flotman at 12.30pm
Norfolk CASPIAN TERN ad (red-ringed) Hickling Broad NWT till 10.55am at Rush Hill Scrape then flew towards Swim Coots. Use Potter Heigham village hall c'pk +walk E to church,N on Church Ln to bend then E on track, N thru wood +E NR29 5LW
Norfolk Spoonbill Breydon Water at east end on west side of Lumps
Norfolk CASPIAN TERN ad (red-ringed) Hickling Broad NWT again at Rush Hill Scrape at 9.50am. Use Potter Heigham village hall car park +walk east to church, north along Church Ln to bend then east on track, north thru wood +east NR29 5LW
Norfolk 12.Spoonbills y'day Titchwell RSPB again on freshmarsh +Little Gull PE31 8BB
Norfolk Glossy Ibis ad Salthouse still north of duckpond at 7.30am
Norfolk no sign of ad.Caspian Tern Breydon Water at east end by 5.50am (but Spotted Redshank 1,300.Avocets